Samsung Galaxy A73 5G: Bringing the A game?

Samsung Bangladesh recently launched its latest A-series smartphone in the Bangladeshi market, the Galaxy A73 5G – the successor to the Galaxy A72 released last year. After using the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G smartphone for a few weeks, here’s what we have to say about Samsung’s latest A-series competitor.

Design

The review set we received was “Awesome Grey” in color. The sleek matte gray lines of the Galaxy A73 5G are beautifully crafted and give the smartphone its aesthetic edge. Comprising slim bezels and a surprisingly light screen, the device sits nicely in a thin frame. The phone is lightweight as it weighs just 181 grams and has a plastic back cover with a sleek matte finish – light enough for a feature-rich phone.

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Display

Equipped with a 120Hz FHD+ Super AMOLED Plus display and rated IP67 for water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A73 5G can be submerged in water (up to 1 meter) for a period of time. With added protection from Gorilla Glass 5, the device is tougher than its previous additions and less prone to scratches. The device enables brilliant visibility outdoors with up to 800 nits and features an “Eye Comfort Shield” that reduces eye strain during prolonged media viewing sessions. The screen showed relatively smooth visuals and provided a quality viewing experience with highly detailed images and showed virtually no blurring effects, with the largest display size in the recent A-series range.

Camera

The Galaxy A73 5G comes with a quad camera setup. Housing a 108 MP main camera coupled with a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, a 5 MP depth camera and a 5 MP macro camera. The device’s multiple lenses help capture brilliant moments with absolute finesse. The rear camera takes particularly good photos during the day and tests its camera to its limits at night with its night mode feature. The depth camera feature allows for custom focus and the macro camera captures images with great attention to detail. The hybrid optical zoom feature lets you effortlessly zoom in on distant objects while reducing noise with the large pixel sensor feature. In addition, the object eraser removes or “erases” any object that may interfere with the frame when taking snapshots. Additionally, the 32 MP selfie camera pleasantly captured social media-ready selfies without much hassle.

Battery

The smartphone has a large 5000mAh battery and is capable of recharging with a 25W fast charger. It is powerful enough to meet your streaming whims throughout the day. The latest A-series smartphone can be recharged using fast charging and has adaptive power saving features to improve its overall battery performance. Thanks to our charger, it charges from 10% to 50% in half an hour. After testing it firsthand, the device lasted over a day and a half with moderate usage. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t ship any charging bricks with the Galaxy A73 5G, much to our disappointment. However, it shows that the A73 stays true to Samsung’s promise to be environmentally sustainable.

Material

Powered by the Snapdragon 778G 5G, the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G lets you integrate your multimedia lifestyle with pro-level gaming and accelerated AI for enhanced user performance. The device we received had 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage while the RAM Plus lets you use the phone’s storage space to get virtual memory, up to 8GB. listening is amplified as the dual-speaker setup allows for clear sound quality at high volumes.

Despite all these improvements, the lack of a headphone jack can cause some distress for the regular smartphone user.

Performance

With the in-display fingerprint sensor, you can instantly log into your apps and websites without compromising security. The smartphone can easily be used for more than a day and a half, with the battery holding up quite well with moderate to heavy usage. The smartphone also showed significant gaming performance with titles like “Asphalt 9: Legends” and “Call of Duty Mobile” running smoothly at high graphics levels. Multitasking was a breeze on this device and we didn’t experience any lag during regular use.

Is it still worth the price? Well, that’s subjective. If you want a premium smartphone with decent specs from a reliable brand like Samsung, then the Galaxy A73 5G might be a good choice for you. However, that’s not to say there aren’t smartphones with similar specs available at lower prices from other vendors. But as they say, a premium smartphone comes with a premium price tag.

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